Any one think the number of plots where psychiatric medications stop people from realizing their true potential is linked to the number of scientologists in the film industry?

Any one think the number of plots where psychiatric medications stop people from realizing their true potential is linked to the number of scientologists in the film industry?

What do you think?

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  1. The most recent one I can think of it Umbrella Academy where Viktor’s powers were blocked by powerful psychiatric medication. This seems to be a pretty common trope for people with supernatural abilities. Could there exist an idea in the film and television community that psychiatric medications stop people from realizing their true potential/discovering their power/transcending, etc? Scientology is very anti-psychiatry so it would make sense to villianize the profession in media.

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